Friday, April 22, 2016

photos: trying to be techno

Well, I don't do a very good job of keeping up with technology and social media...I am not on facebook (it's been on my to do list for years) or instagram (to do list)...but I do have this blog and an etsy page, which I am trying to update/overhaul and stay current with. I do respond to emails in a timely fashion, and even text (still new and a big deal)! why I remember sending my first emails in university....
in any case i have been taking photos, which in my mind sometimes seems an arduous task, but isn't so bad when i get down to it. especially when it means time outside on the glorious sunny (hot!) weather we have been blessed with!
here's a shot of my little pop-put set-up and a photo soon to be posted on etsy...


Friday, March 4, 2016

getting down to it

okay, so it's not really winter anymore...spring around the corner, daffodils in full bloom, blossoms snowing down in the wind, the peas and broad beans peeking up...
so its time wake up from my mentlal hibernation and get down to it, making of a more productive sort, or a more regular routine. this week was mugs, egg cups, juice cups, tumblers, and platters!
here's shots from the afternoon...

BEFORE (platters off the hump molds, with rims finished):

DURING (stencils chosen and placed around, not yet attached):

AFTER (slip poured over stencils, then slip trailing, sgraffito, text, etc...and stencils pulled off)

hoping to load the platters and everything else in the kiln tomorrow!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

slow and steady

it's been a slow start to the new year, and feels like it has entailed more cleaning, purging, sorting, and dump runs than making...just as well - it does take the studio a long time to heat up this time of year.
but i have managed to find a bit of play time, while also making, yes, mugs...am trying to stick to a goal of spending on week a month (for the next few months) making new things, or playing, making new images, etc...

here's from some time spent in january:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

wintery wares

here's a few things just out of the kiln with a wintery theme...tiny sneak peek at what will be at the Owl this weekend...

here's the mug from previous process post, finished:


another moose mug: white slip trailing on white slip...even though there's no snow here, well there is thick frost some mornings....


a wee white slip platter: who doesn't love bicycling in the winter?! and red berries, green leaves...seasonal hints:


caribou platter: hawthorny leaves, more red berries...


not to worry not everything is ungulates and bicycles (well okay i made LOTS of bicycles of various styles)...bears, herons, salmon, crows, foxes, hummingbirds, rubber boots, umbrellas, trees, etc...
and some new new things with my new new bike cranks and cogs stencils!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The OWL

well I am doing one fair this winter season - the Owl Fair in Fernwood!
come on down and check all the fine handmade goods...

Monday, November 23, 2015

process process process

have been spending A LOT of time in the studio lately, at all hours of the day...trying to keep on top of the seasonal inventory and ready for upcoming show...
here's a few process shots:


small dippers, from stencil, to slip, to leatherhard with the stencil off...


beginning a moose mug, stencil on clay


white slip over top and green slip trailing


more slip trailing


leatherhard and stencil off... will try to remember to photo the finished glazed mug....

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

a great showing

Well this years Etsy Made in Canada had a fabulous showing of support. So glad to see a September event so well attended and so many great makers out with their wares. Saw some long lost and far flung friends as well!
here's a couple of photos i took standing up on the chair behind my booth. it was so crowded i couldn't actually get out of my booth to take photos from other perspectives...